Hi there, been browsing the site for lots of juicy info to help with my project, got a lot of ideas but I'm struggling with wiring choices.
I bought an early square joint RG a few years ago, I now have enough time to give it the love an attention it needs.
It's quite nice, it actually turned out to be a 550 neck on a 560 body. It also has had a tremsetter installed and came with custom passive pickups. The Edge was a bit of a mess but I've restored that now with spare parts, I have high hopes for it.
I have a mix of spare pickups, including one active SD AHB-1.
I really want to use the Blackout primarily but feel it may be limited on tone on it's own.
I will also have to block out the single coil holes and maybe thin veneer the top, or make a custom scratch plate.
I do have single coils to use, I also have some kind of unmarked Hot Rails looking single coil with 4 wires that came with the guitar.
As far as I can see it should be possible to mix active and passive back to one jack but with the existing holes I would need to wire it up something like 2 volumes for active and passive, it looks like they can go back to the same jack but how to go about wiring the selection up is confusing.
Could I use a 5 way switch, what about the bridge/middle position?
Still aiming towards keeping the bodywork minimal.
Thinking 3 way selector will be easier than 5 way but I will lose the ability to mix the SC pickups.
Also looking into stacked concentric pots so I don't lose tone.
If not for a lack of money I'd also consider EMG SAs or SD AS-1s
Really appreciate any help making the choice.